Ahaz put contempt upon the sabbath, and thus opened a wide inlet to all manner of sin. This he did for the king of Assyria. When those who have had a ready passage to the house of the Lord, turn it another way to please their neighbours, they are going down-hill apace to ruin.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
19. The rest of the acts. Among the other acts of Ahaz were the erection of altars on the roof of the palace (ch.23:12), apparently designed for the worship of the host of heaven; the cutting in pieces of the sacred vessels of the Temple; the shutting up of the Temple itself and the termination of its services (2 Chron. 28:24; 29:3, 7).